Spain OKs ‘Google Tax’… (10/30 PM)

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Spain’s parliament has approved new intellectual property laws that allow news publishers to charge aggregators each time they display news content in search results.
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Spain’s parliament has approved new intellectual property laws that allow news publishers to charge aggregators each time they display news content in search results.
The law goes into effect Jan. 1 but does not specify how much aggregators like Google News could be charged. Spain’s AEDE group of news publishers had lobbied for what is known as the “Google Tax” but has not provided specifics.
Google Inc.’s Spanish division said Thursday it was disappointed with the outcome and will work with Spanish news publishers to help them increase income.
Google last year agreed to help French news organizations increase online advertising revenue and fund digital publishing innovations to settle a dispute there over whether it should pay for news content in its search results.

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GOOG “…FBI Must Not Be Worried About Encryption Feature” (10/30 AM)

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) is set to launch its new mobile operating system Android 5.0 Lollipop on November 3. While Android users and smartphone companies having partnership for software with Google are happy on this development, there is one strong entity which is furious: The FBI. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Lollipop has infuriated FBI and other secret agencies in the US. In a program on Fox Business, Jo Ling Kent reported that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s automatic encryption feature introduced in Android 5.0 is being labelled as a potential security risk for the country by FBI. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has been a target of criticism in the past on massive security vulnerabilities of its open source Android platform. Android, being an open source platform gives facilitation to its users, but the security loopholes are numerous. Hackers recently breached Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Apple’s platform which caused a stir around the world.

Kent said that Android Lollipop will encrypt complete information of any device. Contacts, data, passwords and online information will be encrypted by Android 5.0 by default. She quoted FBI director James Comey, who thinks that latest encryption program from Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Apple is a risk and will pose problems for law enforcement agencies to sustain their crime tracking programs.

Kent also showed an excerpt from her interview with Hiroshi Lockheimer who is Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s current VP of engineering. Lockheimer thinks that FBI must not be worried about this new feature. Google’s encryption features have been there in devices. Android 5.0 is making encryption a default feature. This is the demand of the users and the company thinks that this is the right thing to do. Security breaches are increasing around the world, so is the pressure from FBI. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) seems to have been trapped, but the company is opting for its users’ wishes.

David Tepper’s Appaloosa Management hold around 600,000 Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) shares.

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Google Inc. X Lab Working on Magnetic Pill to Detect Cancer (10/29 PM)

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Google X is a low profile, half secret facility run by Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) that deals with the technological aspects of the company. The Google X lab is famous for pushing the boundary and trying new things. The credit of Google Glass, self-driving car, internet beam balloons etc all goes to Google X and now it has come up with yet another innovative idea that if successful might change the medical world.

Google is said to be working on magnetic pills that will not only detect cancer cells in human body, but will destroy them as well. The project was announced on Tuesday and is being looked at as a hope to improve the quality of life for people around the globe.

Google X research lab’s head of life science Andrew Conrad explained that they are trying to change the medicine from reactive to proactive. That means that these pills will be able to detect the cancerous cells ahead of time and thus prevent cancer altogether. He said that they are aiming at building nanoparticles that will have the ability to detect any disease. Conrad told the audience at a Wall Street Journal conference that Nanoparticles are the union of biology and engineering, which will help in observing the human body at a cellular and molecular level. He also said that the team working on the project includes a cancer specialist along with other doctors as well as electrical and mechanical engineers, an astrophysicist is also there to guide them on how to track the particles that are present in the body.

The idea is to give the patient a pill to swallow. The pill will have the iron-oxide nanoparticles, which have the ability to magnetically attach themselves to the person’s body cells and proteins. Once attached the nanoparticles will report back to a wearable device that the patient will be wearing and that device will then report health related information. The nanoparticles can detect many things, but their main target is to detect cancerous cells in the body. Once detected the nanoparticles will bring the sick cells to the wearable device where they will be treated. Detection of cancerous cells before they are active would mean detection of cancer at a very early stage when treatment is likely to be effective and successful.

Google’s combination of technology with health is something that can be very positive for the future of medical sciences. However, some investors who are getting agitated by the amount of money being spend on these farfetched projects ridicule them as being nothing more than being extravagant. This puts even more pressure on the company to produce successful results and produce them fast.

However Larry Page, the CEO of Google is very optimistic about these projects and thinks that they could be the road to a more innovative future and can bring money-making opportunities to Google.

Although it could take years if not decades for Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) to finish its research on the nanoparticles project, but if it becomes successful it could benefit mankind immensely.

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“…rumored decision by Google Inc to montitize…YouTube…” (10/29 AM)

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YouTube, since the mid-2000s, has undoubtedly been the number one website to watch videos for leisure, entertainment, information, and education; so much so that “YouTube it” is now a verb in social conversations. Google Inc (GOOGL) Inc, the parent company of YouTube, is planning to create a new experience by removing ads and introducing a paid subscription model for the site.

The world’s number one video site gets above a billion hits per month and is possibly one of the most notable websites and serves not only as a video-streaming platform but also as a giant public forum for people to debate in the form of video comments. It has become the livelihood of a new kind of pop culture stars and provides an equal and even platform where anyone can shoot to fame based solely on their talent, whether it is the talent to educate like Khan Academy, entertain like Ryan Higa, or inform like Philip DeFranco. Content creators get a share of the revenue generated depending on how many views their video gets and how notable their “channel” becomes.

Youtube’s revenue generation comes from ads of various kinds. There are a few static ads on the video pages themselves, short video ads that play in between two videos and small banners as the viewer is watching content. While some of these advertisements can be blocked, for most users they are a constant nuisance, which is why Google is considering a new kind of experience. Susan Wojcicki, Google’s senior vice president and head of YouTube said, “There are going to be cases where people are going to say ‘I don’t want to see the ads or I want to have a different kind of experience’,” in a conference in California. While Google does not report Youtube’s revenue separately, according to eMarketer, the site generated around $5.6 billion overall from ad dollars in 2013 and kept what was remaining after paying $3.64 billion to partners, content creators, and other parties.

This is not the first time the company has initiated the concept of a paid subscription; YouTube already has a program in place whereby it offers monthly subscriptions of $0.99 for around 222 video content providers, covering a variety of genres including informative documentaries like National Geographic to kids’ entertainment like Sesame Street.  Ms. Wojciciki’s involvement in the move seems to be quite significant, since before this, she was vice president of Google’s advertisement platform, AdSense, which is responsible for a large chunk of Google’s yearly revenue.

The idea of monetizing YouTube poses a few interesting questions. One of the major ones is if users are willing to pay. If the cost of subscription is low enough, it will be hard to argue why users will not pay. After all, the content host is probably one of the richest in terms of content and there are enough consumers present for Google to be able to generate significant revenue (without having to raise prices too high). Even if users decide not to pay or have difficulty doing, the option to continue to watch with ads remains.

This may also have an impact on Google’s relations with advertisement agencies that rely on YouTube for exposure. If too many people use paid subscription, YouTube may not remain a wide platform for global advertising reach, forcing Google to tread carefully when making deals with companies like Omnicom.

And lastly, there may be an effect on the popularity of YouTube in light of many other video-hosting sites like Vimeo and Daily Motion.

With all these factors in play, Google will have to think twice about making a decision on monetizing its video-streaming platform.

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GOOG “…19.09% above where the stock opened this morning” (10/28 PM)

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Company Update (NASDAQ:GOOG): Google Working on Nanoparticle Technology for Health Detection

Google purchased YouTube several years ago and included it into its Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) accounts system and is benefitting from it ever since. It was a smart move from Google at the time as more and more people were shifting from T.V to YouTube and it derives a huge audience today. YouTube for a long time has been the only most popular site for brand advertisements and companies preferred to put their ads on YouTube videos. However, lately Facebook is also getting a lot of attention from the brand marketers. Facebook has introduced a video feature which is getting popular with every passing day.

A report from Ad Week declares Facebook is getting popular because of its feature to post and play videos. Many users are directly posting videos on Facebook these days instead of posting YouTube links. This new trend is a sign of concern for Google. Facebook has a huge market and it is the most popular social networking site available on the internet. This new trend of directly posting videos is definitely affecting the YouTube traffic.

The popularity of Google’s video site is slowly losing its audience to Facebook’s video feature and is taking away revenue from it as well. On top of that many companies prefer to place ads on Facebook rather than YouTube. Google is losing ad money because of the changing trend in the market of video advertising.

Robert Sandie, the CEO of online video tracker consultant praised Facebook’s initiative and said that this is the first step in gradually taking over video. Sandie also said that YouTube has always dominated the market in posting early looks at big games spots and therefore the arrival of Super Bowl XLIX on Feb 1st will show how serious Facebook is about its video feature. It will be a tough call for Facebook to keep audience hooked to its newsfeed rather than going to Google’s YouTube, but it very possible.

Social breaker, a social media tracker revealed that more and more brand marketers are getting attracted towards Facebook for their advertisements. McDonald’s posted around 27 videos on Facebook as per January’s report. However 18 of those videos were YouTube links but the remaining 9 were Facebook Inc. videos. The number however increased in September to 32 videos out of which 19 were Facebook videos. Similar trend was seen by the company Budweiser. Budweiser posted lesser Facebook Videos in January but in September the numbers were changed in favor of Facebook.

Facebook launched its AutoPlay video feature last year and it has become really popular now. While posting videos on the social networking site the users get an option of using the Facebook’s feature which plays the videos automatically. This feature works smoothly and is more convenient which is why users are shifting from YouTube links. However, Google’s YouTube is still very popular and is still preferred when it comes to watching complete videos or shows.

Google Inc.’s (NASDAQ:GOOGL) concerns of losing advertisement dollars and viewership is completely justified and the company will have to work with YouTube to bring something new and more attractive to the site.

[at Bloomberg] – Google Inc. (GOOGL) ’s research lab said it’s working on nanoparticle technology that could be used to better detect diseases, such as cancer, in the near future. The nanoparticles would be swallowed, then controlled to monitor microscopic health issues and monitored through an external device, Andrew Conrad, head of Google’s life sciences, said today at WSJDLive, a tech conference in Laguna Beach, California. Mountain View, California-based Google has been investing in its X research lab. Last month, Google said it is acquiring health-technology startup Lift Labs to add to Google X, as the company pursues new methods to address neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s. Read more on this.

Google Inc. (GOOG), valued at $372.00B, opened this morning at $543.00.   Today’s price range has been between $541.62 and $548.97 per share with its 52-week range being $502.80 to $604.83.   GOOG shares are currently priced at 21.21x this year’s forecasted earnings, which makes them relatively expensive compared to the industry’s 4.51x earnings multiple for the same period.

According to a consensus of 1 analysts, the earnings estimate of $6.93 per share would be $6.93 worse than the year-ago quarter and a $6.93 sequential decrease. What we find to be interesting is that the full-year EPS estimate of $25.65 is a $25.65 better when compared to the previous year’s annual results.   The quarterly earnings estimate is based on a consensus revenue forecast of the current quarter of $14.63 Billion. If realized, that would be a 0.00% increase over the year-ago quarter.   In terms of ratings, Monness Crespi & Hardt Initiated GOOG at Neutral (Oct 27, 2014). Previously, CRT Capital Initiated GOOG at to Buy.   When considering if perhaps the stock is under or overvalued, the average price target is $646.67, which is 19.09% above where the stock opened this morning.

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Facebook’s AutoPlay Taking a Run at Google Inc. (10/28 PM)

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Google purchased YouTube several years ago and included it into its Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) accounts system and is benefitting from it ever since. It was a smart move from Google at the time as more and more people were shifting from T.V to YouTube and it derives a huge audience today. YouTube for a long time has been the only most popular site for brand advertisements and companies preferred to put their ads on YouTube videos. However, lately Facebook is also getting a lot of attention from the brand marketers. Facebook has introduced a video feature which is getting popular with every passing day.

A report from Ad Week declares Facebook is getting popular because of its feature to post and play videos. Many users are directly posting videos on Facebook these days instead of posting YouTube links. This new trend is a sign of concern for Google. Facebook has a huge market and it is the most popular social networking site available on the internet. This new trend of directly posting videos is definitely affecting the YouTube traffic.

The popularity of Google’s video site is slowly losing its audience to Facebook’s video feature and is taking away revenue from it as well. On top of that many companies prefer to place ads on Facebook rather than YouTube. Google is losing ad money because of the changing trend in the market of video advertising.

Robert Sandie, the CEO of online video tracker consultant praised Facebook’s initiative and said that this is the first step in gradually taking over video. Sandie also said that YouTube has always dominated the market in posting early looks at big games spots and therefore the arrival of Super Bowl XLIX on Feb 1st will show how serious Facebook is about its video feature. It will be a tough call for Facebook to keep audience hooked to its newsfeed rather than going to Google’s YouTube, but it very possible.

Social breaker, a social media tracker revealed that more and more brand marketers are getting attracted towards Facebook for their advertisements. McDonald’s posted around 27 videos on Facebook as per January’s report. However 18 of those videos were YouTube links but the remaining 9 were Facebook Inc. videos. The number however increased in September to 32 videos out of which 19 were Facebook videos. Similar trend was seen by the company Budweiser. Budweiser posted lesser Facebook Videos in January but in September the numbers were changed in favor of Facebook.

Facebook launched its AutoPlay video feature last year and it has become really popular now. While posting videos on the social networking site the users get an option of using the Facebook’s feature which plays the videos automatically. This feature works smoothly and is more convenient which is why users are shifting from YouTube links. However, Google’s YouTube is still very popular and is still preferred when it comes to watching complete videos or shows.

Google Inc.’s (NASDAQ:GOOGL) concerns of losing advertisement dollars and viewership is completely justified and the company will have to work with YouTube to bring something new and more attractive to the site.

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PwC and Google Announce Joint Business Relationship (10/28 AM)

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PwC and Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG) (Nasdaq: GOOGL) today announced the launch of a joint business relationship to bring new and innovative services to companies around the world. The rapid pace of innovation in technology has fundamentally changed how and where work gets done, driving organizations to transform their businesses for the future. Together, PwC and Google can help that transformation happen.

From Google, companies get unprecedented innovation, technology platforms and Internet scale; while PwC brings deep industry experience, a broad range of business services and cutting-edge client insights, from strategy through execution. Together, PwC and Google will help companies collaborate more effectively, better use technology and information, and adapt to the disruptive forces shaping the world.

“For our clients, acquiring the knowledge most important to their operations, securing that information and using it optimally are critical – now more than ever before,” said Mike Burwell, PwC’s Vice Chairman – Transformation. “PwC is teaming with Google to offer our joint knowledge and capabilities to clients – giving them one place to go, maximizing experience and assets from both organizations.”

Together, PwC and Google will help clients by collaborating on existing solutions and developing new offerings in three areas:

(1) Help companies succeed by leveraging PwC’s business insights along with Google Apps, Google’s suite of cloud-enabled collaboration and productivity tools. In doing so, we will empower companies to be more productive, serve customers more efficiently and deliver a more connected employee experience.

(2) Use the combined power of PwC’s analytical acumen and Google Cloud Platform to help businesses make the most of technology and information and be better equipped to compete, creating new services to reinvent and optimize operations, connect with consumers and provide an enhanced customer experience.

(3) With the right tools and insight now driving decisions, PwC and Google will guide companies seeking to break new ground in their businesses — not only to compete with new entrants and adapt to disruptive market forces — but also to lead the innovation themselves.

“Ultimately, our collaboration is about helping clients to embrace their journey to the cloud, and transform their organizations to thrive and maintain relevance in a rapidly changing world,” said Tom Archer, PwC’s Google Strategic Alliance Leader.

“Millions of companies, large and small, look to Google to help them launch, build and transform their businesses,” said Amit Singh, President, Google for Work. “We’re delighted to enter into a relationship with PwC — a leading advisor for businesses around the world — to bring the best of Google to work and help companies innovate. It’s great to see PwC lead by example, accelerating their own journey to the cloud that will lead to enhanced collaboration, greater speed and ultimately, transform their business for the digital era.”

PwC has also begun to introduce Google for Work products to its own operations. PwC is transitioning 40,000 people in the United States and 5,000 people in Australia to Google Apps, transforming how those firms do business.

Learn more by visiting the PwC website at www.pwc.com/google.

Read more: http://www.benzinga.com/news/14/10/4957594/pwc-and-google-announce-joint-business-relationship#ixzz3HRve9SP6

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